Well, the movie was called 'Brotherhood' and there are no others available by that title so I am going to assume I am reviewing the right movie. There have been lots of Steven Seagal movies made over the past decade but few have made it to the cinema or even 'in room movies' at the bigger Hotel chains-I think 'A Dangerous Man' being the exception. I read that Mr. Seagal is an Aikido master-which is well and good but the films by him over the past decade or so are as much about guns as anything martial arts related and most of those films are not that great. This film has a scene where a young gangster is being chewed out by his gangster boss who asks him 'where are your loyalties' and the guy actually replies 'with the Police.' And that works for the gangster boss. Obviously there are significant problems with any film that leaves the stuff that belongs 'on the cutting room floor' in the finished product. In this movie the fight scenes were filmed in almost pitch black conditions so you often can't see the action. Critical fight strikes are off camera sometimes also. This film also looks like it might as well have been shot in black and white because there is so little color in it. Apparently this movie was made by splicing two episodes of a TV show together. Yet its presented as a feature film. Nowhere on the DVD box does it say its two parts of a TV show-it should-because the ending is essentially an anticlimactic event-unlike a feature film where the ending is the biggest part of the film. The action at the end of the movie is at about the same level as the action in the start of the film. Its basically not such a great action flick-if you compare it to action genre classics like 1985's 'Code of Silence' featuring Chuck Norris as a Police Officer in Chicago. I expected more from Steven Seagal in this film. Steven Seagal's earlier film work is way better than this stuff.
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